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How to find Project Managers with Boolean search strings

When searching for project manager resumes and profiles on Google, use Boolean logic to target your queries. Our examples of search strings provide a basis to build your own search commands. Modify them to recruit and hire qualified project managers for your company.


Generic search string to find project managers

Build a generic Boolean search string for project managers around terms like:

  • -job -jobs -sample -examples, to avoid irrelevant results
  • (intitle:resume OR intitle:cv), to discover candidates’ online resumes or CVs
  • (“project manager” OR “project leader”), to cover variations of the same job title

Here’s an example of a generic search string to find resumes:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“project manager” OR “project leader”) -job -jobs -sample -templates

With this search string, the words “resume” or “CV” have to appear in the page title. Adding variations of project management job roles will provide a larger number of relevant results. And, excluding more terms reduces false positives.


Searching for Project Manager profiles

Search on specific sites through Google, like Stack Overflow and Quora, with Boolean search, by including the site: operator and terms found exclusively on member profiles. For example:

  • “badges” “project manager”
  • “project manager” “credentials & highlights”
  • “project manager” “member since”

Add more criteria in your Boolean strings for project managers to find profiles that better match your requirements.

When sourcing EU candidates, please refer to guidance on using social media for recruiting and collecting candidate information as per the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR.

Sample string to search for resumes of Project Managers in various formats:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (filetype:pdf OR filetype:doc OR filetype:txt) “(“project manager” OR “project leader”) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Example Boolean search strings to find project managers by industry and skill set

Find project managers who:

Have a bachelor’s degree and have worked in various industries and disciplines

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “project manager” construction (Bachelor’s OR BSc) “civil engineering” -job -jobs -sample -templates

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “project manager” healthcare (Bachelor’s OR BSc) -job -jobs -sample -templates

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “project manager” (“creative director” OR “lead designer”) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Can code in specific languages

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “project manager” (Java OR C++) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Have Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or Master Project Manager (MPM) certification or both

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“project manager” OR “project planner” ) (PMP OR MPM) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Worked in IT and are certified PMITS (Project Management in IT Security)

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “IT project manager” PMITS -job -jobs -sample -templates

Have knowledge of specific software or project management methodologies

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “senior project manager” “six sigma” -job -jobs -sample -templates

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “project manager” (Basecamp OR JIRA) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Example Boolean search strings to find project managers by location

By state or city:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“project manager” OR “project leader”) (Texas OR TX) -job -jobs -sample -templates

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (project manager” OR “project leader”) (Minnesota OR MN) Minneapolis -job -jobs -sample -templates


By area code:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “project manager” (Florida OR FL) (321 OR 352) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Find area codes here.

Within ranges of zip codes:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “senior project manager” Baltimore 21201..21263 -job -jobs -sample -templates

Find the right zip code ranges here and here.

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